“It is a prize that in my opinion goes nowhere. Who gets the prize: the nations of the European Union or the bureaucratic structure that manages it? [...] If the Peace Prize were awarded to the Memorial it could make the Kremlin have another think coming before completely shutting us down, which is quite possible now"

posted 13 Oct 2012, 13:54 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 13 Oct 2012, 14:06 ]
Svetlana Gannushkina on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, from Sergei Loiko, Russian rights activist has fighting words over Peace Prize choice, Los Angeles Times, 12 October 2012